Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout | Jester King Brewery

Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
85.8%
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3.99 w/ 862 ratings
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial StoutBlack Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Imperial Stout meets the Franco-Belgian Farmhouse tradition in this dry, drinkable beer; Pitch black in color with notes of chocolate, roasted and black malts coupled with earthy, peppery and floral farmhouse esters.

Added by Mora2000 on 11-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,902
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
862
Liked:
740
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
11.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
238
Trade:
19
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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in September 2015. Poured a jet black color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt and chocolate. It was a very smooth blend of dark chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and caramel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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Black with brown edges and a large, frothy, creamy mocha head leaving short walls of curtains.

Smell out of the bottle is tangy, salty roasted nuts. Chocolate covered banana, clove, and dark roasted malt follow. Then a little sharp cherry and raspberry, with an underlying smokiness arises as it warms.

Black Metal is a superior savory roasted malt and nut experience on the tongue, with dark chocolate, a touch of molasses, and salted caramel. The farmhouse yeast is light and bouncy, not heavy or spicy at all, lending a sort of pear-papaya element. There's also a hint of pine, and a hint of amaretto.

Feel is surprisingly light, while tangy, with a semi-dry finish.

Batch #17 2015 vintage, 10.8% ABV

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Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 85.8% out of 100 with 862 ratings
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